Easier Mammograms?

July 20, 2011
So I finally had my first mammogram today. Age-wise, it’s a bit early. Schedule-wise, it’s a bit late. My family history is such that I was supposed

So I finally had my first mammogram today. Age-wise, it’s a bit early. Schedule-wise, it’s a bit late. My family history is such that I was supposed to have my first scan a year-and-a-half ago. But being that I was pregnant then, knowingly getting radiated was not on the table. So when my doctor scheduled the test for me, I made time in my schedule to fit it in. But then the woman from the imaging department called me to reschedule, telling me that they needed to move appointments around due to staffing problems. And then, when I showed up bright and early at the imaging center this morning and filled out pages and pages of medical history that the hospital should have already had on file, and then waited and waited to be seen, I really thought it was a no-no yet again. In the end, I had the test. But imagine how much of everyone’s time was wasted without the imaging center properly harnessing IT. Well, I’m grateful, at least, that we have IT so that a test like that was even possible. So, I guess I really shouldn’t complain.

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